Next task force meeting will be on 5/19/16 at 1-3pm. Sequoia Health and Wellness, 749 Brewster Ave, Redwood City, 94063. Click here for a map.
Mark your calendar for our meetings in 2016: 7/21/16, 9/15/16 & 11/17/16.
Evidence-based Fall Prevention Classes near you.....
Don't miss the open registration, FREE for San Mateo County residents. Learn More
Stepping On is an evidence-based program for older adults at risk for falls that has been shown to reduce falls by 31%. Learn strength and balance exercises, discuss risk factors such as home safety and footwear and hear from professionals about medications, vision and more. Guest speakers include a physical therapist, pharmacist, and vision specialist. Program meets for 7 two-hour sessions and a booster session is held three months later. A home visit by a licensed occupational therapist is offered. Sign up now for this FREE program-each session is limited to 14 participants.
A Matter of Balance, another evidence-based program, meet weekly for 8 two-hour sessions. This program emphasizes practical strategies ot manage falls. Participants learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for inreasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercises to increase strength and balance. Sign up now for this FREE program - each session is limited to 12 participants.
Free A Matter of Balance classes
1. For Peninsula Medical Center, Burlingame, call 650-696-4310. Session begins on May 11, 2016. Learn more
2. For Little House, Menlo Park, session begins on June 7, 2016. Learn More
Stanford hospital "Farewell to Falls"
If you’ve fallen recently or are at risk for falls, you may be eligible to participate in a free, home-based fall prevention program.
Task Force in Action
Mills-Peninsula’s FallProof™ program
Welcome to the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force website.
The mission of the San Mateo Fall Prevention Task Force is to decrease falls among community dwelling older adults through advocacy, resource development and education. We would like to acknowledge the generous support from our community organizations throughout the years.
Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) – formerly Sutter VNA & Hospice – is one of the largest, not-for-profit home health care agencies in Northern California. Since its beginning in 1906, SCAH has enhanced the health and well-being of the community through a commitment to compassion and excellence to home-based services and products. SCAH offers personalized care to patients through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services, and community flu and wellness programs. With dedicated teams of health care providers caring for more than 50,000 patients each year, SCAH offers local service through branch offices in 12 counties. Sutter Care at Home made 279,000 home health visits and provided 218,000 patient days of care in hospice in 2011. As an affiliate of Sutter Health, SCAH is leading the transformation of home care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability. To learn more, visit www.SutterCareAtHome.org.
Become a Member
The Task Force welcomes individuals and organizations that are committed to reducing injury among older adults in our community.